Defining BlockAttributes

BlockAttribute definitions let you attach variable or constant text to Blocks. When you insert a Block containing BlockAttributes, you are prompted to specify values for each BlockAttribute (unless the value is defined with a constant value).

You can edit BlockAttributes of Block references later with the EditBlockAttribute command. You can edit the name, request, and value with the EditAnnotation command.

To define BlockAttributes:

  1. Click Draw > Block > Define Block Attributes (or type MakeBlockAttribute).
  2. In the dialog box, under Display, type options. Characters such as blanks, underscores, and dollar signs are allowed.
  3. Under Text settings, set:
  4. Under Insertion point:
  5. Under Behavior, select:
  6. Set additional options:


Command: MakeBlockAttribute

Menu: Draw > Block > Define Block Attributes

Related Topics

-MakeBlockAttribute (command window variant)

Defining Blocks